New York City Racial Discrimination
New York City is one of the most diverse cities in the world. Racial discrimination in New York violates City, State and Federal law.
For federal action, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) helps victims of discrimination based on race. For state help, the Division of Human Rights helps fight against racial discrimination in New York State. If the discrimination occurred in New York City, the Commission on Human Rights allows you file complaints for racial discrimination.
Title VI and VII Protection Against Racial Discrimination
Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act outlaws discrimination based on race. In order to establish a violation of the Civil Rights Act, a victim must show first the illegal action was discriminatory based on race. Then, a lawyer must show such discrimination was intentional. Finally, the discrimination must be the reason for the person’s actions.
New York Civil Rights Law Preventing Racial Discrimination
A person alleging racial discrimination under New York Law must show that (1) she is a member of a protected class and qualified to hold the position. If the person is fired because of her race, she must have been fired from her job or suffered another adverse employment action. Finally, the discharge or other adverse action must have occurred under circumstances giving rise to an inference of discrimination. This is an easy burden to show. As stated, a minority race is considered a protected class.
In New York City, racial discrimination can occur even if a member of your own race is discriminating against you.